Originally aired: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST
CNE Credits: 1.5
CHES Credits: 1.5
If you don’t know how to prevent food allergy reactions at school, or how to respond to a severe reaction, this free webinar can help you be more proficient, and even save a child’s life. Leaders in food allergy prevention and treatment will share their valued expertise. The webinar is a collaborative effort between ASHA, the ELL Foundation, and the National Association of School Nurses.
At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
Explain the increase in diagnoses of food allergies and understand the signs and symptoms of food allergic reactions, including those termed as anaphylactic reactions
Understand the data supporting the need for food allergy safety training in schools across the country
Explain a school’s responsibility in accommodating the needs of food allergic students including those with food allergies, food intolerances, or risk of anaphylaxis
Complete a Risk Assessment Worksheet to identify the primary risk areas for food allergic students and outline the potential protocols necessary to minimize the risk of allergic reactions at school
Prepare school personnel with an Emergency Action Plan to respond to food allergy reactions including anaphylactic reactions (i.e. emergency steps, access to epinephrine, contacting emergency medical services, etc.)
Obtain supporting worksheets and tools to evaluate and implement potential guidelines to better protect food allergic and anaphylactic students
Fred E. Leickly, MD, MPH
James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Indiana
Dr. Leickly serves as the director of allergy services at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, where he specializes in asthma, allergy and clinical immunology, with food allergies making up the largest part of his practice. Dr. Leickly also is a professor of clinical pediatrics at Indiana University, and he writes and reviews articles about food allergies on his blog, "Allergies: A Leickly Story."
Founder and President of the ELL Foundation
As the Founder and President of the ELL Foundation, Kathleen Silverman manages the organization, which operates as a leading resource of food allergy safety training services available across the country today. Kathleen's roles includes overseeing the content of the training programs built in collaboration with a dynamic medical advisory team as well as pioneering ELL’s Giving Back programs.
Director of Outreach and Education, ELL Foundation
Sally Schoessler, BSN, MSEd, RN
Interim Executive Director, National Association of School Nurses
Ms. Schoessler has presented nationally on a variety of school health topics including food allergies.Prior to her appointment at the National Association of School Nurses, Ms. Schoessler was executive director of the New York Statewide School Health Services Center, where she provided technical support and professional development to school health professionals. Ms. Schoessler has experience as a school nurse and school nurse teacher, and she has worked at both the elementary and secondary grade levels in public as well as private school settings. At ASHA's conference in October, Ms. Schoessler will present two concurrent sessions: "A Team Approach to Food Allergy Management and Education," and "Webquests for Teaching Elementary and Secondary Students about Food Allergies."